Retire or REFIRE - that is the question
Well I am new to this retirement thing. After 30 long years on the hamster wheel, I decided to get off and start the new season in my life.
All I talked about, dreamed about, counted down to was that day that I could shout at the top of my lungs " I'M RETIRED!"
I was literally obsessed and romanced the idea of retirement.
So now it has been one short month since I shouted those wonderful two words and I am wondering what is next?
To be honest, with all of the passion I had for being a retired it has now been replaced with disappointment.
Sure there has been an occasional day here and there that was absolute blissful and I was grateful to not be on the hamster wheel. But most often than not I have woke each morning with this sense of dread as to what am I going to do with myself today?
I never considered that with the freedom of choice that had become my new companion I miss the noise of the hamster wheel. How did that happen? I thought that each day I would feel like I had felt the many times when I took a vacation or had a mental health day away from the working world?
I had plenty of ideas preretirement but can't seem to find the motivation to start any of them. I never expected this!
Did I make a mistake?
My husband is retired and at home. I have 2 teenagers who will return to school in just a few days to finish their senior year. I thought they would give me plenty to do.and focus on.
Most days I am trying to figure out who are these people? I really only new them after 5:00 p.m., and I didn't know all these little things about them.
So starting today I am going to look at retirement like it is the new hamster wheel and decide which way I want it to spin! I will update you later.
And if you have any encouraging words for me or if you have experienced the same feelings please let me know.
Wendy: YOU will be just fine in retirement. Just a hunch, but I bet you will use that same passion to find yourself!
You have been handed a Key to the World. You simply need to give yourself time to figure out where you want to head with that Key. So many opportunities out there for retirees... depending on your interests!
Consider Retired Life carefully -- then Bring JOY into that life!
Wishing you well -- and hoping for updates!